Bulgaria : Claims against Bulgaria following crash of El A1 civil airliner in July 1955 (FO371-142963).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1959.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-142963. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-142963
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents relating to the crash of El Al flight 402. Subjects discussed in the file include the history of the case -- the principals involved -- and options for settling the affair following the withdrawal of the British case from the International Court of Justice after the court's acceptance that the Bulgarian state had not recognised its jurisdiction and therefore it could not hear the case. Other subjects discussed in the file include a Bulgarian offer to the Canadian government to increase the compensation to be paid, without accepting liability -- and American appeals not to accept any payment which disavowed Bulgarian responsibility for the crash. Documents in the file include telegrams sent to the British Minister in Bulgaria instructing him to open negotiations with the Bulgarian government about the case -- and discussion of the status of claims and negotiating tactics with other Western governments interested in the case.
  • File date: 1959.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1989.
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